Hello Again Everyone,
It has been a bit since my last News Post and I do have a few new things to share with everyone. First of all, I would like to officially welcome our newest author Cole Park and his story The Busboy. The reason for the delay in announcing Cole was because I was working on a project related to his story that project, The Dream is now live.
I am also very happy to announce our brand spanking awesome new Galleries called Gallery One has been launched , it is actually a single page with multiple Galleries on it. I will be converting the existing Spacescapes and the Cats Galleries to the new format which is much easier and faster to post.
I am still in Self-Isolation and other than walks around our RV Park and walking to the Office to get Mail, I haven't left my RV in over a week now. So please continue to abide by the CDC Recommendations and stay safe and healthy.
I also want to thank all of the authors that have been busily posting new things for you to read.
I hope you are all doing well during our enforced vacation from work and school. Hopefully, things will return back to normal sooner rather than later.
First off, I wanted to express my thanks to all those individuals working to keep us all safe and healthy during this pandemic. The work they do is important to all of us.
To update you on my condition. As has previously been reported, I spent some time in the hospital in the past month. 13 days to be exact. No, I did not contract COVID-19, but I was having some major respiratory issues. It seems that fluid began to accumulate in the sack surrounding my right lung, impeding its function. They were finally able to drain off 1.5 liters of fluid. I’ve been home for a week now and am recovering exceptionally quickly.
Thanks to all of you who wrote emails expressing your best wishes.
So, stay safe and healthy in the coming weeks, and READ a ton of stories… you might even want to write one yourself!
All my best,
Its time for updates once again. To start things off this week Ch 50-53 of Book 5 of Three Finger Cove by Chowhound. There is also Ch 27 of Piano Forte by DouglasDD and Ch 22 of Heart Strings by Juju. Finally, we have Ch 20 of Mending Wounded Hearts by Jules Porter. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy and we will be back next week with more updates.
From the management team and hosted authors of JeffsFort!
Hello everyone, after quite a bit of writer's block, I have returned with Chapter twenty, a bit of a smaller chapter. Hope everyone is keeping safe and inside in these troubling times.
The following link is to a You-Tube video that gives an age-appropriate explaination about the CoronaVirus for the younger family members of our readers. Please feel free to spread it around!
(Big Thanks to TJ for passing this on to us!)
Greetings from home base! Or, like...Comsie headquarters! Whatever! Hehehe!
Alright, so while we are all at home (Hopefully) around the globe, trying to make the best out of a heavily contagious bad situation, I wanted to put together a huge batch of new stories together for you guys to stay at home and read when you get a chance. I can't do much...but at least I can try to help you guys stay busy while on lockdown. K? Writing stories is what I do, and it's all I've got to give. I wish it could be more.
Just...PLEASE...STAY HOME!!! Ok? Read a story, read a book, play some video games, watch hours of Youtube, binge a few Netflix shows...all of the shit that you would normally use as an excuse to NOT take care of your every day priorities? Do all of that shit now! Cool? Please. You endanger yourself, and you endanger everyone that you come into contact with, by being stubborn about your daily routine. Take this seriously. Stay updated on current developments. Keep clean and be cautious. And encourage all of your family and friends to do the same, so the world can get a hold of this problem and start working its way back to normal. K?
Alright, speech done.
We're starting off with a brand new chapter of "New Kid In School" today! And there is more to come throughout the week! Cool? So sit still, relax,
and let me entertain you for a while. It's free! Hehehe, so what have you got to lose, right?
Let me know what you think when you have the time! (And let's be honest...if you're self quarantined like you're /supposed/ to be...you've got nothing BUT time, right now! So show some love! ::Giggles:: Don't get lazy on me! Unless you're deliberately TRYING to ignore me and hurt my feelings...in which case....carry on.)
I'm trying to put together my stories and articles together for Imagine Magazine as you read this, and it should still be released on the 15th of April as planned. (https://imagine-magazine.org/) So, if any of you guys have any submissions to turn in, please do it as soon as possible, starting today, so we can put the magazine together and make time for any unforeseen last minute issues or whatever. K? It would help out a lot! And thanks in advance!
Also! Big thanks to you guys who have grabbed up a bunch of ebooks over the last week! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It really helps me out! Especially now! (https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/) I appreciate the support! And, as always, every penny counts! Because I've only got two handfuls of pennies to count anyway! LOL!
That's it for now! Love you all! I'd send out hugs, but...you know...social distancing! :P
Take care! Stay home! And let me work some magic for you while you wait to go back out into the world again. K?
*= = WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE = =*
"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about." -*Haruki Murakami*
I know most of us are having a tough time dealing with being out of work/school, dealing with social distancing, and the boredom that can creep up on you. I mean, I enjoyed an extra night off as I was able to catch up with site work and some friends in chat like I used to do all the time but... It gets to a point where you just feel like you're supposed to be doing something. Well, something other than avoiding other people, washing and sanitizing your hands almost constantly, and simply being bored and alone. So, as a fun suggestion, meet the Lyon Bros.:
These guys always make me smile with their unique band and the songs they choose. Definitely check them out and "BE" there with them! Remember, 6 feet!
I'd also like to invite you to a Discord chat that has been one of my favorites ever since it was first created on an IRC server back when those were the best way to gather. Just click on the link and it will bring you to the official "Comicality's Shack Outback Discord Chat" and come make some new friends, or just simply not be alone:
Reading is one of my favorite pass-times. Sure, as time has passed, I have found it hard to find the time to read but, with more free time than I know what to do with right now, I've found the time. To take advantage of it, you could do what I have been doing and looking for new works on all of our family sites. I mean we've spent quite a few years meeting and adopting authors from all over the internet. I use our community site to see what is new on all of the Fort Family sites, or I'll go to its link page and pick a site to go through. Sure, there are quite a few authors who are on multiple sites but, there are even more who call only one site their home. Go take a look and see just how big our family really is!
The last thing I can think of to help pass some of this abundance of free time we are finding ourselves with is to try your hand at storytelling. I learned a long time ago that most people who love to read have very good imaginations and have an idea or two brewing that they could build into the next hit on a story site. Why not give it a shot and share your imagination with other people with similar imaginations. It was an author who gave me the incentive to give it a shot and look at what it all turned into from there. If you come up with something you'd like to share, look for our "Posting Guidelines" on most Fort Family sites in the "Features" section in the top menu for help contacting the site owner to possibly give you a home for your work.
In the end, don't let boredom consume you and if you are alone, don't be. Come out to our virtual hangout and find a new favorite story, write my next new favorite story or, just come goof off with us over in Comicality's Discord Chat! Even he has been on waaaaaay more than ever. Be safe, stay healthy, and remember that we can't wait to meet you!
- Jeff - (aka JeffsFort)
I hope everyone is healthy and safe in these trying times. Hopefully these updates will help to make your day just a tiny bit better. To start things off we have Ch 9 of Book 2 of Voyagers by the Voyagers Authors. We also have Ch 21 of Heart Strings by Juju. DouglasDD brings us Ch 26-27 of Piano Forte as well and to finish things off we have A societal Commentary by The Story Lover titled Why Did You Leave? I hope everyone has a safe week and I will be back next week with more updates.
Just a quick update on how TrueFan is doing. He’s still in the hospital. He had went in on March 14th with difficulty breathing. Initial diagnosis was merely an exacerbation of His COPD, but that was updated to pneumonia.
Three days ago, they did a CT scan of his chest and found fluid in the lining of his lungs. They called it a Pleural Effusion. The plan is to drain the fluid some time today, then see if it refills, if so, they will figure out what to do. If not, he could go home either Sunday or Monday.